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Gas prices to jump as ‘holiday’ ends

October 31, 2022
Florida motorists can expect to pay more at the pump as the state’s month-long gas tax “holiday” ends. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas Monday stood at $3.29, about a dime …

Paid work equals volunteer time in bright futures law

June 28, 2022
Paid employment can be substituted for volunteer hours to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis said the measure (HB 461) will help…

New Laws: From big budget to strawberry shortcake

June 28, 2022
By Jim Turner Nearly 150 laws that Florida legislators passed this year are set to hit the books Friday. The new laws range from a record $109.9 billion budget to naming a state dessert. Som…

Move Against Disney Shows DeSantis Clout

April 21, 2022
Bowing to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Legislature on Tuesday advanced two proposals aimed at punishing Walt Disney Co. for criticizing a controversial new law restricting instruction about gende…

Above-normal hurricane season on the horizon

April 14, 2022
Researchers have put forward a second above-normal forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Colorado State University researchers on Thursday predicted 19 named storms, with nine growin…

House Passes Measure on Race-Related Instruction

February 25, 2022
Overriding objections from Democrats who called the measure “wrong on all levels,” the Republican-controlled Florida House on Thursday passed a bill that would limit how race-related concepts are t…

Transgender Athlete Legal Fight Put on Hold

February 8, 2022
A challenge to a controversial state law that bans transgender females from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams has been put on hold while another Florida case plays out in a federal a…

Dentists, Hospitals Wary of Medicaid Changes

February 8, 2022
Florida House members Monday backed a proposal that would revamp the managed-care system that serves about 4 million Medicaid beneficiaries, but key parts of the plan are fueling opposition from de…

Lawmakers seek inspections after condo collapse

January 25, 2022
nspections would be required for many condominium buildings and other multifamily residences statewide under “minimum” steps lawmakers are considering in response to last year’s deadly Champlain To…

By the Numbers: Bright red counties

January 19, 2022
Republicans last year overtook Democrats in registered voters in Florida.